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What is the Community Inclusion Program?
Utah is home to a unique assortment of communities that represent people from many cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic groups. These communities represent diverse and varied cultures and people – many with deep rooted artisan craft traditions. Since Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is about celebrating the creative climate and culture that exists in Utah, Craft Lake City would like to ensure that the Festival provides support and encourages broad participation from all communities living in Utah.
In 2016, in partnership with Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission, Craft Lake City developed and deployed a Community Inclusion Program to host 10 local families from refugee and other socially excluded communities at the festival. Recipients were invited to enjoy the Craft Lake City DIY Festival at no cost. General admission tickets, food, activity and Craft Lake City merchandise vouchers were given to each family member so families could have a complete festival experience.
The DIY Festival is distinctive with its focus on creating diverse avenues of opportunity for local artisans to showcase their creativity. We believe there are “makers”—artisans, entrepreneurs and engineers—in all communities. Craft Lake City developed the Community Inclusion Program as a means to be socially inclusive and considerate of our communities. The DIY Festival nourishes individual artisans and small business owners in the Salt Lake region by promoting DIY culture and provides the opportunity to attract new customers, promote their work to new audiences, seek business opportunities and grow their sales.
The five Community Inclusion artisans will be first-time festival participants, who are juried into the festival, and are from historically excluded and socio-economically diverse communities. Craft Lake City will cover booth cost and provide support and self-reliance building for the five exhibitors, including, but not limited to: marketing and consumer know-how, event production mentorship, entrepreneur training and logistical support. The 2017 Community Inclusion Program is also expanded to invite 30 families, or up to 300 people, from socially excluded communities to attend and participate in festivities at no cost.
Craft Lake City’s 2017 Community Inclusion Program provides support for five exhibitors in our 9th Annual DIY Festival. The five Program recipients will receive the following:
- Exhibitor booth fees waived by Craft Lake City
- Support and self-reliance building
- Marketing and event production mentorship
- Entrepreneur training
- Logistical support during the Festival, including child care
How do I know if I qualify for the Craft Lake City Community Inclusion Program?
Below are the qualifications for the Community Inclusion Program
- Must have not yet participated in the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. You may apply for the scholarship if you have applied for the festival but have not yet participated in the event.
- Fit in the 50% or lower bracket of your current county AMI (Area Median Income) using the chart below. For example, if you live in Salt Lake County, your annual income must be $36,100 or less to qualify for the Program.
|UT||BEAVER COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||BOX ELDER COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$32,550|
|UT||CACHE COUNTY, UT||Logan, UT-ID||$28,600|
|UT||CARBON COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,900|
|UT||DAGGETT COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$34,850|
|UT||DAVIS COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$36,750|
|UT||DUCHESNE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$32,650|
|UT||EMERY COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,700|
|UT||GARFIELD COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||GRAND COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||IRON COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||JUAB COUNTY, UT||Provo-Orem, UT||$33,800|
|UT||KANE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,750|
|UT||MILLARD COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,700|
|UT||MORGAN COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$36,750|
|UT||PIUTE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||RICH COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$31,650|
|UT||SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT||Salt Lake City, UT||$36,100|
|UT||SAN JUAN COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||SANPETE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||SEVIER COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||SUMMIT COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$36,100|
|UT||TOOELE COUNTY, UT||Salt Lake City, UT||$36,100|
|UT||UINTAH COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$34,700|
|UT||UTAH COUNTY, UT||Provo-Orem, UT||$33,800|
|UT||WASATCH COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$37,100|
|UT||WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT||St. George, UT||$27,450|
|UT||WAYNE COUNTY, UT||NON METRO AREA||$30,600|
|UT||WEBER COUNTY, UT||Ogden-Clearfield, UT||$36,750|
- Must have already submitted their application for the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival and paid the $20 festival application fee by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, April 17, 2017.
- Must be juried into the festival based on the quality of their work. You will be notified on Monday, May 15, 2017 by email if you have been accepted into the festival.
- Completely fill out the Community Inclusion Program application and submit the application by 11:59 PM MST on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. You will be notified of your acceptance into the Community Inclusion Program on Friday, June 16, 2017.
- If both juried into the festival and are a Community Inclusion Program recipient, the candidate must commit to being an active and engaged participant in the associated programs and trainings to prepare as an exhibitor for the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
DIY Festival Categories:
To apply to exhibit at the DIY Festival, your work must fall into one of the following categories. Applicants may select up to two categories.
- 3D Work: The 3D Works category represents those who create sculptural works, which includes materials that are, but are not limited to: clay, found/upcycled materials, glass or metal.
- Craft Food: The Craft Food category represents artisans who create handcrafted and artisanal varieties of prepackaged, edible goods. Craft Food includes, but is not limited to: desserts, beverages, bitters, sauces, candy, etc.
- Fiber: The Fiber category represents products created with natural fibers or cloth. The category includes, but is not limited to: weaving, felting, spinning, wearable items, etc.
- House & Home: The House & Home category applies to artisans who create goods for merchandising and home furnishing.
- 2D, Illustration & Print: The broadest of the categories represented at the DIY Festival, the 2D, Illustration & Print category applies to those who create one-of-a-kind 2-dimensional creative works, stationery and other paper products, or prints. Mediums and materials that are included, but not limited to, are: illustration, collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, letterpress cards, digital art, etc.
- Jewelry: The Jewelry category applies to those who create items that are wearable trinkets. Jewelry may be functional or decorative adornments as bracelets, necklaces, belts, headpieces and more.
- Non-profit/Initiative Projects: The Non-Profit/Initiative applies to groups or organizations who represent either an organization or a collective group of creators.
- Photography: The Photography category represents those who use the camera as their main form of creating work with minimal manipulation. Excessive collaging or manipulation should apply in the 2D, Illustration & Print category.
- Skincare & Grooming: The Skincare & Grooming category applies to makers who create topical products, oils, bathing items, etc. used for skin, hair and body care.
- Vintage: Hearkening back to the days when most clothing and furniture was handmade, this category is for vintage enthusiasts who resell quality, antique clothing and/or items. All clothing offered for sale in this category must have been made previous to 1988, and must not include any big-box store, prefabricated labels. Furniture and other retro items must be handmade and predate 1988.
Want to apply for the Craft Lake City DIY Festival but don’t know how?
To overcome the digital divide for applicants who are interested but may not know how to apply, Craft Lake City has also set up four application assistance dates in city libraries. Craft Lake City representatives will be available to assist all interested applicants who require help with our digital application, have never previously applied for an arts and/or crafts festival or would just like overall assistance in creating a compelling and polished application for the 2017 DIY Festival. A professional photographer will be onsite to help applicants create a mini portfolio for the application, required for jurying. If necessary, representatives will also assist applicants with setting up a Paypal (to complete the $20 application fee) and/or email account and completing and submitting the digital application for the Festival.
Please be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes to an hour with us in order to accomplish all components of the application from start to finish.
- Saturday, March 4, Salt Lake City Public Library, 2-5 p.m.
- Saturday, March 11, Day-Riverside Library, 2-5 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8, South Jordan Library, 2:25-5:15 p.m.
- Saturday, April 15, Salt Lake City Public Library, 2-5 p.m.
Bring the following items with you when you attend the Application Assistance Dates:
- At least 5-10 different physical samples of your work that can be photographed for your application
- Your driver’s license or another valid form of state identification; EIN numbers are also acceptable
- Any written artist bio or descriptions of your work you may already have; if you do not have these, we will assist you with them
For additional questions, please call (801) 906-8521 or email email@example.com.
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